Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Snap to grid on Win 7 -

28 Jun 2012   #1
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 
Snap to grid on Win 7 -

How does one disable the snap to grid or any type of positioning restriction of icons on the desktop under Win 7?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jun 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit 9926 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

By right clicking the desktop, Expanding view context menu, and unchecking those ....
-2012-06-28_204431.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2012   #3
menaice

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Why is it when i disable this option and put my icons on my desktop where i want them. If i restart the computer the icons are realigned again?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2012   #4
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 

I have had that happen too...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Snap to grid on Win 7 -




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Have all windows snap to a grid
Is anyone aware of a utility that I could install that would allow all application windows to be snapped to a grid? I often work with a number of open apps where I position the windows just so. Sometimes right next to one another, sometimes with one windows in the upper left corner of one monitor...
Software
Align To Grid
Hi all, Is the "align to grid" option not available in Windows 7? I liked to customize folder positions inside a particular folder. But now, the ways seem to be fixed. Thanks in advance for your help. HDM
Customization
"Align icons to grid" does not align to grid
When I right click on my desktop and go to View > Align icons to grid, it has no effect on icons whether I turn it on or off. The icons do not align in any sort of way and are haphazard around my desktop. This started happening on its own about two days ago and has been driving me nuts because I...
Customization
MMC Snap-ins - Only Allow Explicitly Enabled MMC Snap-ins to Open
How to Only Allow Explicitly Enabled MMC Snap-ins to Open in Windows This will show you how to selectively permit or prohibit the use of Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins for all users on the computer in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. You will need to be logged in as an...
Tutorials
Windows usual 'snap to grid' feature is gone???
Hi, I'm hoping that somebody can tell me where snap-to-grid is gone to. I see it just fine on the desktop but if you delve into a directory there seems to be no way to turn off auto arrange/snap to grid. Therefore this is turning out to be a bit of a pain. If you want to copy a bunch of files...
General Discussion
Align icons to grid for desktop icons: Grid is offset
Spacing between the left of the screen and icons: Normal Spacing between the upper part of the screen and icons: Normal Spacing between the right of the screen and icons: Big Spacing between the lower part of the screen (taskbar) and icons: Bigger There are gaps between the sides of the...
Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App